Attention all dog parents! You might want to think twice before you let your dog plant a big one on your mouth. 

I mean, who doesn't love dog kisses, right? Especially when there's this common belief that a dog's mouth is the cleaner than humans...except it's not.

Dog expert Marty Becker tells NY Post this is actually a myth. Each time you let your dog lick your face you're putting yourself at risk for disease!

Think about it. Your dog spends all day smelling other dog's rear ends, licking up anything from the ground, licking it's you know what. I don't imagine their nose and mouth being the cleanest place, either.

Because of their uncleanly habits, they pick up bacteria that are potentially harmful to humans. Like this bacteria called Capnocytophaga Canimorsus which lives in dog's saliva. Apparently it can cause sepsis, a fatal infection that can lead to organ failure and/or death.

Lovely, isn't it?

And the most common thing to spread thanks to your dog's mouth, is ring worm.

While we love our furry children very much, maybe we should second guess that slobbery kiss.

Read the full post on NY Post.


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